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Student Transfer and Choice Options

January 22, 2019 - 

View a list of options for student transfer and choice offered by the St. Johns County School District. Also review the dates for submission of hardship waivers and employee transfers for the 2019-2020 school year.

Teacher of the Year 2019

January 22, 2019 - 

Danny Erb, a mathematics teacher at Pedro Menendez High School, was named St. Johns County School District’s Teacher of the Year for the 2018-2019 school year at a banquet on January 17 presented by Investing in Kids! (INK!).

Open Recruitment Fair on February 23rd

January 16, 2019 - 

The St. Johns County School District will have an open recruitment fair for elementary and secondary positions.  Elementary positions include pre-K with ESE, kindergarten, grades 1 through 5, Exceptional Student Education (ESE), and resource teachers. Secondary positions include all subject areas, Exceptional Student Education (ESE) and different resource teachers).

This fair is designed for candidates to be interviewed by numerous administrators in short interview rounds. Interviewers are interviewing for the district rather than individual schools. Selected candidates from this fair will be invited back to the March 30 Invitational Recruitment Fair to have additional interviews. Candidates will be matched up to interview with schools who anticipate vacancies in their certification areas.

Mill Creek Academy Student Council Projects

January 14, 2019 - 

Mill Creek Academy’s Student Council has been busy giving back to their community.

We kicked off our “give back campaigns” in November sponsoring our annual Food Drive to benefit the St. Francis House. Through the generosity of our students and families, we donated a truckload of non-perishable food items. Student Council students started a tradition a few years ago by delivering the food and touring the facilities. In doing so, students are able to see the greater impact of their giving, where the food goes and how the food is disturbed to the men, women and families in need throughout our community. Students were able to ask questions regarding the work of the St. Francis House and the population they serve and inquired about how to become an active volunteer with the St. Francis House.

December was a busy month! Student Council sponsored their Candy Cane Grams sales, giving students throughout the building an opportunity to purchase and send a candy gram to their friends and teachers during the holiday season. Student Council members met several days after school to put the candy grams together. It was a very successful project. All funds collected are donated to The Empty Stocking Fund, sponsored by The St. Augustine Record to help families in our community that are in need during the holiday season. This has been a Mill Creek tradition for several years and each year the giving of our students continues to grow! This year we donated $1,030.25. That was a lot candy canes!

The next project in our “give back campaign” will be Valentine Candy grams with the proceeds going to help in our local food pantries that provide food for families on a weekly basis!

Student Council also participates in Pennies for Patients to benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as well as Bag It Up! For Goodwill.

FEMA Required Public Notice

December 21, 2018 - 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has received the subgrant application for St. Johns County Schools building repairs due to damages in Hurricane Matthew (DR‐4283‐FL‐PW‐00862). Pursuant to Executive Order 11988 and 44 CFR Part 9.12, final notice is hereby given of FEMA’s intent to provide funding for this project under the Public Assistance (PA) Program.

For more details, view the complete Final Public Notice which is also posted at the Main School Board Office located at 40 Orange Street and the Fullerwood Center at 10 Hildreth Drive in St. Augustine, FL, as shown below.

Main School Board Office

 


Fullerwood Center

Florida’s Graduation Rate Hits All-Time High

December 20, 2018 - 

St. Johns County School District students in line during a graduation ceremony.

According to a Florida Department of Education report, our state’s graduation rate has reached a 15-year high. The St. Johns County School District rate is 93.3%. We are proud of our students, teachers and administrators for achieving this outstanding educational milestone. Congratulations!

FortifyFL App

October 22, 2018 - 

Dear Parents and Families:

I am pleased to let you know that the FortifyFL app is now LIVE. Any student, educator, parent or member of the public can report school safety concerns directly to law enforcement and school administrators anonymously and easily through the FortifyFL app or getfortifyfl.com. The Florida Legislature directed the development of this tool through the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act.

The app, which is available for download on Apple and Android mobile devices, is critical to ensuring all Florida schools are safe environments where students and educators can experience and share the joy of learning without fear.

I encourage you to become familiar with this tool and learn more about its use and purpose.

Sincerely,

Tim Forson
Superintendent of Schools
St. Johns County School District

Parenting for a Healthier Tomorrow

In September, the Student Services Department led a presentation on student health at Gamble Rogers Middle School. The presentation brought together a variety of community health service providers to present on a range of topics including physical and mental health.

2018-2019 Mathematics Adoption

October 16, 2018 - 

The St. Johns County School District curriculum department representatives and adoption committee members are currently conducting the review process for the 2018-2019 Instructional Materials Adoption for Mathematics. Please visit our Instructional Materials Adoption web page to obtain access to the resources that are available for review. The core resources that have been submitted for evaluation have come from the state adoption consideration lists when available. Additional resources for advanced programs may be reviewed from materials listed as appropriate for the program indicated.

Some print materials may be available for review. If you would like access to the available printed materials or require assistance reviewing the online resources, please call the Instructional Resources and Media Services office at 904.547.3947. Materials are available for review from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM when district offices are open.